Shane Watson’s brilliant hundred was the catalyst for CSK’s huge win tonight, as the IPL legend turned back the clock to play a sumptuous innings in Pune.
Watson made a name for himself with Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, as the Aussie was one of the greatest players in the Royal Blue. Watson had scored two hundreds with the Royals previously, and now scored his third IPL century against them.
Written off before the tournament, CSK’s old boys have come up trumps so far, as the likes of Bravo, Dhoni and Watson have shown us all why you should never write off such legends.
Dhoni though was cautious after the match, as he did not want to put too much pressure on their old legs.
“Big game for us, we lost the last one. It’s like an unknown territory for us. CSK is used to being slightly behind, before getting into the groove. This year has been different. Everyone has contributed. Have to keep the fitness levels up, most of us are over 30. It’s a long-ish tournament, have to be fit. Experience really counts.
“No point getting injured when you’re trying to stop a single or a double. The kind of players we’ve got, they’ll always make that up. We’ve got a few good fielders who are very good. They are doing most of the work when it comes to the boundary fielding. Just want to keep the players fit.”
With the likes of Raina and Jadeja still yet to fire this year, CSK fans should be quietly confident of their chances of qualifying for the playoffs.